Three suspects, including the alleged shooter, have been arrested in connection with the Sunday night shooting at the I-55 North Kroger in Jackson that left a man in critical condition and a woman hospitalized.
Sheriff Tyree Jones said in a press conference Wednesday morning that LeSean robbins, 20, has been charged in the shoooting with two counts of aggravated assault and one count of shooting into an occupied vehicle. Ariel Royal, 18, and Jamarri Holley, 20, are both charged with accessory after the fact.
Sheriff Jones said that it appeared the suspects “stalked” the man and woman around Kroger, coordinating on their whereabouts, which led to the shooting in the parking lot. Jones said the female has at some point been in a relationship with the alleged shooter, and the incident seems to revolve around that situation. The male victim is her current boyfriend.
Two of the suspects turned themselves in, Jones said. The third had to be arrested by deputies.
The sheriff’s department has long provided at least some security for the Kroger on I-55, Jones said, and in the past has had as many as three or four deputies on the premises. In recent years there has been one deputy and some private security.
“It’s time to have a conversation about providing more security at this Kroger,” Jones said. “Its one of the busiest grocery stores in Jackson and Hinds county, and we want people to feel safe in the facility and the parking lot.”
There were surveillance photos of the suspects.